Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Dirtiest Word in UX: Complexity

Is Simplicity Overrated?

Although most people would say they seek simplicity in life and products, our actions say something different. We actually enjoy, and at times prefer, complex things. Imagine looking at a sky that's completely clear and compare that with a sunset with a variety of colors, layered with clouds, and the beams of sunlight striking the sky. One view would seem less interesting or not as photo-worthy.

Love the notion that removing the confusion DOES NOT mean removing complexity. If you need to make tough decisions, chances are you need a lot of data to do it effectively and if an app can't give it you then it's basically useless, or plays a supporting role at best.

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